Introduction to the Research Team of Flower Bulbs and Herbaceous Perennials in Yangtze Normal University
Research area: Mainly engaged in research on the germplasm resources and innovation of lily and iris.
Main members: Yang Liping (Professor, Doctor), Fu Yongyao (Associate Professor, Doctor), Xu Wenji (Lecturer, Doctor).
Research findings: More than 30 species of lily germplasm resources were collected and preserved, including 12 species (or types) of wild resources. In the past five years, 21 research papers have been published. Two new lily varieties have been registered by the Royal Horticultural Society in the United Kingdom and five new iris varieties have been registered by the American Iris Society. Three patents of invention for lily breeding have been applied and published in China and one monograph entitled " Research on the Utilization of Chinese Lily Resources " has been published by the Press of Northeast Forestry University in 2018.
At present, the main research work as follows:
1. To cultivate new germplasm of lily and iris through traditional breeding methods.
2. Using molecular assisted breeding to breed new stress-resistant varieties of Lily and iris.
3. Research and development of detoxification technology for lily.